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SynTech Centre for Doctoral Training


Overall Course Structure

In your first six months you will have intensive training through our Core Skills Training Phase as part of the compulsory elements of the course. This will set you up to write a guided group PhD proposal and begin further courses in your area of interest.

The training programme consists of workshops, experimental research experience and bespoke taught courses broken down into two distinct types:


  • COMPULSORY ELEMENTS which will be followed by all students during the first six months including


  • OPTIONAL ADVANCED COURSES, which will be followed by students according to individual interest/need and at any time during their PhD:
    • Advanced academic courses tailored to individual needs;
    • Researcher development/transferable skills sessions.


We have laid out an overview of the four-year structure below highlighting all training, research and assessments involved.